Christopher Comstock (Cumstock) (b. Abt. 1635, d. Dec 28, 1702)
Christopher Comstock (Cumstock) (son of William Wethersfield Comstock (Cumstock) and Elizabeth Daniel) was born Abt. 1635 in Culmstock, Devonshire, England, and died Dec 28, 1702 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.He married Hannah Platt on Oct 06, 1663 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, daughter of Richard Platt and Mary//. Notes for Christopher Comstock (Cumstock): Christopher came from England and settled in Fairfield, Conn., in 1654. (Hinman, Early Puritan Settlers)He later lived in Norwalk.His will dated Norwalk, Dec. 22, 1701, proved Jan. 4, 1702-3, gives t o his wife Hannah; to son Moses when 21; to son Samuel; to dau. Hannah Comstock; to dau. Mercy Comstock; to grandson Daniel; wife and son Samuel executors. On May 29, 1654, Christopher Comstock made affidavit about visiting good wife Knapp charged with witchcraft.She was executed. On January 27, 1661, Christopher, then of Fairfield, bought land of Thomas Betts. September 19, 1661, he was a member of a grand jury for witches.(History of Stratford, p.152) Christopher Comstock of Norwalk was nominated for freedman Oct. 10, 1667.Christopher, Oct. 14, 1686, was a deputy to th e General Court. Jan. 16, 1694, he was one of a committee "to look out for and obtain a faithful minister" for Norwalk. Hannah Comstock Fenn, dau. of Christopher, bought a bible in 1732 dated 1727 for 2 pounds, 15 shillings, which she says she "yearned in her youth."In 1740 she gave it to her brother Moses, who gave it to his daughter Hannah, who m. Phineas Hanford.She gave it to her granddaughter Hannah Handford who m. William Richards. The book then passed into the hands of William Richards Jr., and now (1907) belongs to his daughter, Mrs. Charles Saylor. Hinman says Christopher broughtwith him from England a silver tankard with his coat of arms upon it.His great grandson, Major Samuel Comslock, gave it to the church at Wilton, Conn.,and it was melted up. Christopher was a sergeant in Colonial Militia. More About Christopher Comstock (Cumstock): Alt. Birth 1: Abt. 1625 Alt. Birth 2: Abt. 1635, Connecticut. Alt. Birth 3: Abt. 1635, Hull, Devonshire, England. Alt. Birth 4: Oct 07, 1635, England. Alt. Birth 5: Oct 07, 1635, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut. Alt. Death: Dec 28, 1702, Norwich, New London, Connecticut. Burial: Dec 28, 1702, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut. Christening: Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut. Occupation: innkeeper, tavern owner. Residence 1: Fairfield, Connecticut. Residence 2: Norwalk, Connecticut. More About Christopher Comstock (Cumstock) and Hannah Platt: Marriage: Oct 06, 1663, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut. Children of Christopher Comstock (Cumstock) and Hannah Platt are:
+Daniel Comstock, b. Jul 21, 1664, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, d. Nov 06, 1694, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.
Hannah Comstock, b. Jul 15, 1666, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, d. date unknown,.
Abigail Comstock, b. Jan 27, 1668/69, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, d. Feb 09, 1688/89, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.
+Mary Comstock, b. Feb 19, 1671/72, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, d. Oct 17, 1749, Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.